Recidivism and self-cure of smoking and obesity: Data from population studies

Robert W. Jeffery, Rena R. Wing

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Abstract

Questions the accuracy of S. Schachter's (see record) retrospective interview method for estimating rates of smoking and obesity. Schachter appears to overestimate the success of self-treatment when his data are compared with data from larger and more general population bases. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Psychologist
Volume38
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1983

Keywords

  • self cure, cigarette smoking & obesity, 16-79 yr olds, commentary

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